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Hello Lauren Ito and Kate Rushton,
Thank you for the challenge brief.
I am glad I noticed the "Surprise Us" Idea option.
Do you think it is relevant that the MacAurthur foundation seems unaware how on one hand MacAurther supports initiatives like "Let's fundamentally rethink the way we make, use and re-use plastics so that they don’t become waste in the first place", when on the other hand by promoting HarvestPlus biofortified grain without addressing the lack of adequate grain storage MacAurther promotes needless plastic waste (not to mention aflatoxin <www.agrilinks.org/aflatoxin>), by ignoring already available fundamental solutions that eliminate non-recyclable small-format and large format plastic waste.
For example, even though it might seem large packaging items like the plastic bags used to store surplus grain in Africa are already widely recycled,
- in Africa small format and large plastic containers are not recycled, they are burned or left to decompose everywhere.
- everywhere but Australia, the idea that grain storage can be as dynamic as the problems it solves is new and unique.
- the solution is human centered poised to make grain more nutritious and lives spent doing tedious primary processing easier.
- the solution can be accelerated, cost-effectively with leases and scaled up and down to control real local problems on the ground like environmental and food degradation.

Comments and suggestions welcome,
William

Hello Lauren Ito and Kate Rushton,
Thank you for the challenge brief.
I am glad I noticed the "Surprise Us" Idea option.
Do you think it is relevant that the MacAurthur foundation seems unaware how on one hand MacAurther supports initiatives like "Let's fundamentally rethink the way we make, use and re-use plastics so that they don’t become waste in the first place", when on the other hand by promoting HarvestPlus biofortified grain without addressing the lack of adequate grain storage MacAurther promotes needless plastic waste (not to mention aflatoxin <www.agrilinks.org/aflatoxin>), by ignoring already available fundamental solutions that eliminate non-recyclable small-format and large format plastic waste.
For example, even though it might seem large packaging items like the plastic bags used to store surplus grain in Africa are already widely recycled,
- in Africa small format and large plastic containers are not recycled, they are burned or left to decompose everywhere.
- everywhere but Australia, the idea that grain storage can be as dynamic as the problems it solves is new and unique.
- the solution is human centered poised to make grain more nutritious and lives spent doing tedious primary processing easier.
- the solution can be accelerated, cost-effectively with leases and scaled up and down to control real local problems on the ground like environmental and food degradation.

Comments and suggestions welcome,
William

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William commented on replacing non reusable small plastic sachets in Senegal

Hello Yann Hirlimann,
Nice approach to removing plastic.
How would members of ImagiNation Afrika, approach removing triple plastic bagging from African grain storage?
William
Removing plastic from surplus grain storage in Africa